Vision, Ethos and Values
At Abbey Manor College, our vision is to give our students ‘hope, determination and achievement’.
At the heart of the College is a commitment to offering students an outstanding education as an alternative to their peers in mainstream education, regardless of their circumstances, socioeconomic background or starting point.
This is delivered through high quality teaching and learning and a flexible, responsive and individualised curriculum tailored to meet individual need. As many students experience high levels of trauma and will have significant gaps in their learning, on entry, students undergo a holistic review which includes an assessment of academic ability, SEN, therapeutic and pastoral needs. A career pathway is mapped out so that students understand where they are progressing to post statutory education.
We offer an entitlement to a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent to Key Stage 4 learners and achievement is monitored using high quality and robust data to provide interventions that narrow the gap, deliver reintegration and raise achievement.
In order to achieve this we aim to undertake the following:
- Initial Assessment on entry to establish academic ability
- Full diagnostic assessments via the Assessment Hub
- A varied and accessible curriculum that supports students to return to mainstream education at KS3
- 5 GCSE’s or equivalent for students who remain with the College at KS4
- Clear career pathway’s supported by a Careers and Post 16 HLTA
- Mental wellbeing support through Counsellors or other identified healthcare professionals
Alongside this we offer extra- curricular programmes that encourage students to have fun whilst developing their curiosity, resilience, balance, independence and thoughtfulness, supporting them to become respectful and lifelong learners.
Pastoral support is central to engaging students in learning and this will be developed through meaningful relationships with their tutor, TA, Assertive Mentor and external providers. As student voice and social justice permeates through all that we do at the college, students will have the opportunity to engage in the ambassador programme giving them leadership responsibilities from staff recruitment, to regular meetings with the Headteacher as well as representing student voice.